Speaker of the Georgian Parliament meets his Ukrainian counterpart and denounces Russia’s military aggression

Georgian Parliament Speaker Shalva Papuashvili together with the Georgian parliamentary delegation met with Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada Chairman Ruslan Stefanchuk and denounced Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine during an official visit to the country Saturday.

Following the meeting with Stefanchuk in Kyiv, Papuashvili described Ukrainian efforts to defend their country as “an excellent example of virtue and boldness”.

For his part, Stefanchuk thanked his “dear friend” for his visit.

The Georgian delegation then visited the Ukrainian towns of Bucha and Irpin, where many civilians were killed by Russian troops.

Papuashvili condemned the atrocities committed, called on Russia to end the violence and stressed that “there is no alternative to peace”.

Papuashvili claimed that Georgia would not help Russia “in any way”, wrote Stefanchuk after the visits to Bucha and Irpin, adding that one could see “the true face of the Russian army” in these cities.

The Georgian president then met Giorgi Zakarashvili, Georgia’s ambassador to Ukraine, and expressed his gratitude for the latter’s “daunting efforts” in the midst of the war.

Papuashvili also thanked the Ukrainian Armed Forces for providing security for the Georgian delegation during the visit.

Georgian deputies left for Ukraine on Friday.

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